By Rob Markman
Rick Ross sure knows how to pick ’em. After recruiting the likes of Meek Mill and Wale to his Maybach Music Group, the Bawse has developed a rep for snatching up top notch rap talent. Late last year Rozay reached out to up and comer Emilio Rojas just to say that he was a fan. So does that mean the Rochester, New York MC will sign with Maybach? Maybe, maybe not.
“Ross and the MMG camp have been showing a lot of love,” Rojas told RapFix. “Everybody over there from Spiff to [DJ] Sam [Sneaker] to Ross to Gucci, everybody has just been super cool. Ross has reached out and said he was a fan of my music. As far as the rumors people are just gonna have to stay tuned.”
It all started when Rozay’s DJ Sam Sneaker hit Emilio on Twitter with a direct message saying that the Bawse wanted to speak with him.“I was like, ‘Whatever.’ I thought it was a joke,” he said. “I just didn’t take it—it felt like a joke because that stuff doesn’t happen to us. We always had to fight for that stuff.”
An hour later the up and coming MC’s phone rang. “I stepped outside and I got the call. Ross is a super cool cat,” Emilio recalled. “He reached out, he told me he liked my music, he quoted a few bars from “Life Without Shame,” the actual title track off the last mixtape. That was cool yo.”
Rojas says that it was his Needlz-produced track “Right to Stay” which first caught the MMG CEO’s ear. Emilio credits Ross for gravitating to the lyrically dense song. “It shows you where his head’s at, he’s a music head. He’s a hip-hop head. Tha